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Directors course fine-tunes business skills

January 20, 2016

Beef producers wanting enhanced business skills or the confidence to step into director roles can undertake a corporate governance course sponsored by Cattle Council of Australia.

The five-day course, administered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is designed to focus on areas of business management and skills specific to cattle producers.

Cattle Council of Australia, in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia, is providing the opportunity for 15 grass fed beef producers to complete the course.

Applications are open until January 29 to producers with a desire to provide leadership within the beef industry.

Cattle Council of Australia chief executive officer Jed Matz said the long-term productivity and profitability of the grass fed beef industry was reliant on strong leadership.

Mr Matz said the AIDC Directors course covered risk management, financial performance and business skills.

He said the course would foster good governance, opportunity and industry representation within the cattle industry.

CCA vice president Tony Hegarty gained an understanding of financial indicators, legal responsibilities and risk strategies after completing the course.

Mr Hegarty said the course gave him the confidence to step into director roles and provided a broad range of network contacts.

“If you are interested in the progression of your business or eager to take on more high profile roles within your community, this course will provide you with all the qualities and knowledge,’’ he said.

The AIDC Directors course will run in early April. For more information contact the CCA office on (02) 6269 5600 or follow the link on the CCA website.

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